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Climate Manager


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  85238
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Sustainability EU
Division:  Sustainability and Corporate Affairs


Basic Function

LyondellBasell is significantly stepping up its sustainability commitments, execution and visibility with ambitious corporate sustainability strategies and targets. As climate manager, you will play a key role in the development and execution of LyondellBasell’s climate change ambition and strategy. You will lead LyondellBasell’s engagement in the development of sectoral and other external initiatives that shape the chemical industry’s approach to reaching net zero and in delivering low-carbon products to the market. The person will be the subject matter expert representing LyondellBasell in networks such as the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and other such networks including regional trade associations, participating in such external initiatives that relate to our overall climate approach and transition plan. 

Further, this role will support complex interdisciplinary projects with a focus on the reduction of GHG emissions and other environmental sustainability topics involving significant stakeholder management across the company. This position is part of the Climate Team within the Global Sustainability department. The role reports to the Program Manager, Climate.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Represent LyondellBasell at sectoral and other external engagement initiatives (SBTi, WBCSD, WEF, Cefic, ACC, etc.) that aim to shape and influence frameworks and sectoral approaches on reaching a state of net zero emissions for the chemical industry.
  • Develop LyondellBasell positions on climate related topics, in particular relating to target setting, GHG accounting, and other topics related to our overall climate approach, in collaboration with SMEs across the organization. 
  • Maintain an up-to-date view on scenarios developed by external organizations (e.g. IEA NZE) that model general and sectoral net zero pathways and how they relate to climate target setting methodologies and standards 
  • In conjunction with senior business leaders, co-create the development of an engagement strategy with external stakeholders, and in particular nonmarket actors (e.g. policy makers) on climate and sustainability topics.
  • Support the execution of LyondellBasell’s strategy across scopes 1, 2, and 3, working with internal stakeholders, including our Net Zero Transition Team, business segments, procurement, supply chain, to ensure progress against our interim and long-term targets
  • Provide support to on-going activities related to our climate initiatives (e.g. LCA, risk management).
  • Support advocacy and communication efforts that will help accelerate progress and amplify our efforts to stakeholders. 

Min. Qualifications

  • University degree in engineering, science, business, sustainability, master's degree preferred
  • 8-10 years of experience in climate strategy definition, experience with global industry players a plus
  • Experience working with climate models and scenarios (e.g. IEA NZE)
  • Good understanding with carbon accounting and climate target setting methodologies (GHG Protocol, SBTi)
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative but also a team player with a strong work ethic, humility, a can-do attitude and a collaborative mindset.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills together with solid stakeholder management skills.
  • Fluency in English, additional language a plus




Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity


We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to champion our employees, and unlock value for customers, investors and society. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is strongly committed to our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.


Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

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